CATALYST, Journal of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies, Asia-Pacific International University.
ONLINE ISSN 2408-137X
Dr. Damrong Sattayawasakul, Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand
Dr. Wayne A Hamra, Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand
Dr. Daron Benjamin Loo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor Dr Warren Shipton (Retired), James Cook University, Australia
Chomphunut Phutikettrkit, Asia-Pacific International University, Thailand
Managing Editor, (Vice-Chair/Secretary)
Director for Research
Associate Director for Research
Editorial Secretary (Recording Secretary
The journal is broadly based and has the potential to impact thinking and practices across a range of subject areas, dealing with substantive issues that arise in both developing and developed countries. It will likely appeal to readers with a broad appreciation of the social issues facing organizations, communities, and governments operating under varied challenges and constraints. Its contents are meant to appeal to both the academic community and practitioners in numerous areas of interest.
The positioning of the journal means that a variety of topics is covered in most issues. These, in turn, differ in their philosophical content, academic appeal, and practical implications.
The journal covers a broad spectrum of topics. These include, but are not limited to, anthropology, allied health focused on community issues and health education, education from the primary to the tertiary levels, literature, language use and acquisition, business, management, finance, geography, psychology, social sciences, philosophy, and theology. Review essays and seminar/forum papers are also accepted when appropriately focused. Well-executed studies that address interesting and significant topics in the areas mentioned above are particularly welcomed. All articles accepted should make significant contributions to understanding and add to the corpus of knowledge in their respective fields.
The following constitutes a partial list of topics that are considered potentially suitable for publication:
- Applied linguistic or linguistic studies that examine issues related to communication, language pedagogy and use, as well as theories and meaning of language.
- Religious or biblical studies that explore historical, philosophical, sociological, as well as hermeneutical issues.
- Anthropological or ethnographic studies which seek to reflect cultural nuances of communities for a better understanding of the society.
- Cultural/intercultural issues and diversity, including how tensions involving these parameters might be handled to achieve social justice and acceptance.
- Review articles or studies in the fields of marketing, business, stock market trading, and auditing practices, and their significance to the business and broader community.
- Organizational behavior, resilience, and the creation of a positive psychological work environment and job satisfaction.
- Teaching strategies, interventions, assessment, and other issues to the betterment of society.
- Policies and political movements, and their impact on educational development.
- Violence, discrimination, and marginalization: how these issues are viewed in contemporary society, and the factors contributing to their emergence.
- Social trends in addictive behavior; how to address such issues creatively.
- Impact of specific policies and interventions on health care, including how to promote positive health outcomes in communities.
- Innovative and cost effective approaches to health care and education in poor, rural communities.